Discussion Best Practices
The Discussion is a great place to learn in an interactive environment, so be sure to participate actively in the weekly Discussion. By doing so, the entire class benefits from the Discussion and learning is significantly enhanced. This is where you post your responses to the Discussion topics and share your experiences in completing exercises and applying the contents of the course.
1. Many scholars have set some standards to judge a system for taxation for its validity. How can you decide if a tax is good or bad?
You can consider these five following principles for your Discussion. What do these issues mean? How do you think they matter?
Adequacy Equity Exportability Neutrality Simplicity
What other tax revenue systems could you consider? How do you think they would be better or worse?
2. What role do taxes play in political issues?
3. What is your opinion of a flat tax as some politicians have proposed?